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Vermont Brewers Festival Merch Through the Years

The Vermont Brewers Festival announced this year’s T-shirt design recently, and with the fest quickly approaching, we thought it was a great time to look back at some of the merchandise from previous festival years. In the grand scheme of the festival, which is on its 23rd year, we’re relative newbies—we’ve only collectively attended in…

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2015 Stowe Craft Brew Races Recap

On Saturday May 30, Ian and I participated in the second annual Craft Brew races in Stowe, VT. Not much can convince me to get up on a Saturday morning and run 3 miles, but that day I had some real motivation…beer! The Stowe Craft Brew Races took place at the Stoweflake Resort on a…

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Craft Brew Races Returns To Stowe

Second annual “Brew Run” event to feature 30+ Vermont-based breweries, benefit Stowe Land Trust Press Release — Hop to it, beer lovers! The second annual Craft Brew Races Stowe returns to Vermont for another fun 5k road race followed by a craft beer festival featuring more than 30 Vermont-based breweries. The event will be held…

Seasonal Beer: What does it mean?

In Vermont, you get used to the changing of the seasons. Some people say that we even have a fifth season up here: mud season. Along with the changing weather, we have hunting seasons, fishing seasons, and, perhaps best of all, beer seasons. In spring we get hoppy, medium-bodied ales that give us hope that…

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Taste Test: Hermit Thrush Brewing at the Growler Garage

Hermit Thrush Brewing is focusing on Belgian inspired ales and tend to lean towards sour styles. Because of this, we’ve been wanting to try out their beers for a while now. We missed out on their tap takeover at the Farmhouse last month but got another chance the other day. The Growler Garage on Dorset…

Small BREW Act and Fair BEER Act Examined

There are two proposed bills through Congress right now and they are big news for the craft beer industry. Both bills bring revisions to the federal excise tax on beer produced by craft breweries. Under the current law, breweries that produce less than 2 million barrels (63 million gallons), must pay $7/barrel for the first…